From the Richmond Times-Dispatch

Wes Wampler wakes at 4:30 a.m. on the days he works as a captain for the Richmond Ambulance Authority.

The typical shift, 12 hours at time, two days on, two days off, is anything but typical these days. Though no longer a paramedic, as a captain with 15 years of experience, Wampler still reports to emergency medical calls. Now, he’s in an SUV instead of an ambulance.

Being on the front lines during a pandemic, things change, all the time.

“It’s an exciting job. It’s a fulfilling job. It’s a rewarding job,” he said.

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